District 66 Toastmasters

Congratulations 2017-2018 Distinguished Achievers!

District 66 congratulates the Clubs and Areas that have already achieved Distinguished recognition for the 2017-2018 Toastmasters Year. Will your Club, Area, or Division be next to become Distinguished? You may be closer than you think. Need help in figuring out how to get there? Reach out to the District TRIO at trio@district66.org. We are here to serve.
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District 66 Meet the Candidates

The District Council will elect the 2018-2019 District Leadership Team during the 2:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Spring Conference. The District Council is comprised of the Club Presidents and Club Vice Presidents Education or Club Proxy Holder along with the District Executive Committee.

The following District Officers will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting:

There are many more district leadership opportunities to explore. Applications for the following appointed positions are being accepted: Area Director (24 positions available), District Administration Manager, and Finance Manager. To learn more about these positions visit District Leader Nominations and Applications page. All interested candidates are invited submit their application. To apply, complete and submit the District Leader Nominating Form, Officer Agreement and Release Form, and Candidate Application to nominations@district66.org.

District 66 Spring 2018 Conference

Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for the District 66 Spring 2018 Conference.

When: May 11-13, 2018

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown, 555 East Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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Toastmasters International Director Visit

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Regie Ford, DTM to our District 66 Spring Conference on May 11-13, 2017. He is the International Director for Region 7 and a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors. In this capacity, Regie serves as a "working ambassador" for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission: To empower individuals to become effective communicators and leaders.

Call for Nominations

The District Leadership Committee (DLC) is accepting nominations for 2018-2019 appointed district officers positions for the July 1, 2018 - June 20, 2019 term.

District Executive Committee Positions

The DLC is accepting nominations for the following appointed positions:

Appointments will be confirmed by the 2018-2019 District Director following the elections at the District Council Meeting at the Spring Conference. Applications for appointed positions will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Note: Nominations for elected district officer positions are closed.

Nomination Process

The process is as follows:

Who can Nominate

Any Member in Good Standing of a Club in Good Standing can Nominate them self or a member in good standing (with their consent) for any Position in which they are eligible to stand for.

How do you Nominate yourself?

How do you Nominate Someone else?

Ask your candidate to send a separate email with the following:

All District 66 Toastmasters who are interested and committed to serve as district officers are invited to submit their nomination to nominations@district66.org. Third party nominations are also accepted as well as self-nominations.

Nominating Timeline

December 1, 2017
Call for nominations opens.

January 15, 2018
Deadline for candidates to declare intent to run elected positions.

January 15, 2018 – March 15, 2018
Candidates are interviewed by the DLC and the slate of candidates is released.

March 15, 2018 –June 1, 2018
District council annual meetings occur (actual dates set by each district).
Six weeks prior to election date, DLC notifies District Director of nominated candidates.
Four weeks prior to election date, DLC publishes nominations on District website.
Floor candidates may declare their intent to run after the DLC results have been announced.

July 15, 2018
Deadline to submit Officer Agreement and Release Statements and District Leader rosters to World Headquarters.Any Nomination that is incomplete or that has not received by 11:59 a.m. on January 15, 2018 will not be considered.

Nominating Forms

Call for Nominations
District Leader Nominating Form
Officer Agreement and Release Form
Candidate Application

Questions and clarifications should be directed to nomiations@district66.org. I look forward to receiving your nominations.

Best Regards,
Charles Gates, IPDD, DTM
District Leadership Committee Chair 2017-2018

Pathways has arrived in District 66!

It's official – now you can get started in Pathways! Log in and take the Pathways Assessment, choose your path and begin working on exciting new projects. Learn and be inspired by interactive content featuring engaging videos, skill‑building activities and powerful tools to track your progress and growth. Reach your potential with Pathways today.

Your Pathways Learning Experience is just a click away!

District Director Challenge

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This year, I challenge every member to step up to the District Director Challenge – The Power of One. The Power of One fosters individual achievement and membership growth. Earn one educational award and sponsor one member.

Educational Achievement – Every member in the District is encouraged to earn at least one educational award in Pathways or the Traditional Educational Program.

Membership Building – Every member in the District is encouraged to introduce at least one person to the benefits of Toastmasters and invite them to a club meeting. To sponsor the person that you have encouraged to visit and join a club, simply make sure your name and member number appear on the back of the application as the sponsor.

When you achieve the District Director Challenge, you will receive The Power of One pin.

Message from the 2017-2018 District 66 Director

Smedley Award Membership Campaign Results

The results are in for the Smedley Award Membership Campaign. Congratulations to all of the clubs who achieved this prestigious award. [Read More]

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